Having already had children, we understood what most of the first year's costs would be, however, having a child in rural north carolina has introduced several suprising additions:
Our medical costs for the birth have far beyond what we had in other states (especially cities).
1. anaesthesiology - after insurance expenses: $420.00
2. hospital expenses (before insurance $4,200) after insurance $2,030
3. additional medical follow-up $275.0 after insurance.
total so far: $2,725.00 !!!
At least some of it can be paid by flex spending.
What a weekend I'm going to have.